Four men were arrested shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday in connection with a burglary at Camden Point. Platte County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Helen Means said that at about 3:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and occupants in the area of E Hwy. While investigating, a call came in that a house in the vicinity had been burglarized. Upon further investigation, deputies were able to arrest the four occupants of the vehicle on the burglary charges. Suspects arrested included Nicholas Horvatin of Kansas City; Joseph Barlow of Excelsior Springs; Michael Dejarnatt of Kansas City; and Dylan Harley of Mansfield, Mo.
After months of deliberation, the Missouri Public Service Commission delivered the first blow to opponents of a proposed second coal-fired power plant in Iatan. A 5-0 vote by the Missouri Public Service Commission was handed down on Thursday in favor of Kansas City Power & Light’s plan for the additional plant, as well as higher rates to help fund it. The approval means that rates could increase 15 to 20 percent and would cost a household with an average $100 electric bill an extra $15 to $20 per month.
Dustin Menk participated in the Show-Me Games track and field events on July 22-23, bringing home two gold medals in the 100 and 200 hurdles in his age group. He set a new record in the 200 hurdles of 26.70. Dustin will be a freshman this fall at Platte County R-3, and is the son of Steve and Jackie Menk in Platte City.